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12 Ways Renters Can Save Money With Onerent

by | | Sep 17, 2018 | 10 min read |

It is estimated that  21.3 million American renters spend 30% of their income on rent. Renters often find it difficult to save for a house while renting.

In addition to the stress of finding a next home quick during the move out period, they also have to deal with so many unnecessary hassles and expenses.

Traditionally, hunting for an apartment meant wading through cryptic yard signs, inscrutable classified listings, and frustrating games of phone tag.

To find a place, a renter has to scan yard signs, scour Craigslist, stop by leasing offices, and search a bevy of websites big and small. This makes finding an apartment a disappointing and time-consuming ordeal. This is the frustration of many renters, especially as rents rise and vacancy rates fall. 

Renters who sign up with Onerent do not face such issues and end up saving money in the long-run.

How to Save for a House While Renting - Onerent Property Listing

Here are 12 ways renters can save for a home while renting with Onerent:

1. Free On-Demand Showings

Renters on Onerent can visit any of our properties on-demand, 7 days a week at no cost.

Our dedicated mobile manager team is always on the move so you can enjoy an easy showing process. While at the showing, you can qualify to rent the place through our mobile app designed to give you a swift and hassle-free application.

The financial benefit of this is that you can view a property anytime at any day, whenever convenient to you. You do not need to adjust your schedule to accommodate for the landlords’ showings schedule. This allows renters, like yourself, not to take time off of work.


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2. Fairly Priced Listings

Onerent listings are priced fairly according to the going local market rate. The property prices are not boosted, unlike other sites, to please owners.

Homeowners who list their property with Onerent are given a free rent estimate to have an idea on how much their property can be priced. This reduces the chances of you, as a renter, overpaying for a home.

3. Instant responses to listing inquiries

Interested in a property? You will receive instant responses to any type of inquiry via email, text message, phone call, or through our live online renter dashboard.

Having information on demand enables you to make informed and quick decisions. This saves money spent on travel and conveyance and time spent trying to find a place.

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4. Free Online Application

From asking our existing renters on their rental experience from previous landlords, the most common burden we found was submitting paper applications. The maximum allowed amount for an application fee in California is $52.46 as of 2020. This varies from state to state.

Why is there a need for a $50 application fee charged by traditional property managers?

Onerent launches rental applications into the 21st century for the modern renter with online rental applications that are free.

The process is much smoother because it guides the renter through the entire application process, leading to less confusion.

When you create a Onerent account, you can build your renter profile by entering your personal details found on a traditional paper application such as employment status, employer, credit score, income, and financial supporting documents.

Upon signing up, you can create a new renter group or join an existing renter group through a code. The best part is, it’s free. After building your renter profile, you can immediately apply for any property within the Onerent network. No more submitting a new application per rental home.

It’s a purely “one and done” experience.

How to Save for a House While Renting - Rental Application

5. Quick & Fair Application Screening process

Onerent gives every applicant equal opportunity to qualify without discrimination based on federal, state, and local laws. Any renter can qualify online with a credit check, background check, employment, and income verification.

A fair housing policy is in place and the screening process follows guidelines of state and federal fair housing laws. The quick screening process does not leave you hanging and visiting more properties thereby saving more money that you may potentially spend on new application fees.

6. Quick Move-Ins

Enjoy quick move-ins in a short period of time. Onerent is also highly accommodating towards renters moving in from other state or country.

The quick move-ins helps you save money, especially if you are in a tight financial spot and would want to move-in to your new affordable neighborhood or home immediately.

7. Full Move-In Inspection

Prior to your arrival, Onerent conducts a pre-move-in inspection, making sure the property is ready for you. This is made possible by a careful combination of Onerent’s integrated platform and boots-on-the-ground approach, giving the renter the best renting experience.

The inspection gives you protection from damages that may already exist in the property. This prevents money being taken away from your security deposit.

8. Move-In Convenience

With Onerent, you can schedule the move-in at your most convenient time. Renters might be working, traveling, or on an important business trip. Onerent’s flexible move-in convenience saves you unnecessary money loss involved in rigid move-ins.

9. Easy Rent Payments

Renters can pay monthly rent easily and securely online without any add-on charges. Rent payments are done via through ACH transfer. Onerent’s renter dashboard gives you the full overview of all transactions to avoid confusions and financial loss. How to Save for a House While Renting - Rent Payment

10. Real-Time Maintenance Dashboard

The renter dashboard has been designed to provide more transparency, utility, and value for Onerent renters. Renters can also take initiative to build their renter profiles, follow their application status, maintenance requests, and ask general inquiries about their home.

You don’t have to take time off from your work or travel to meet the property manager for any requests or payments. This convenience saves you money for your entire stay at a Onerent home. How to Save for a House While Renting - Renter Dashboard

11. 24/7 Customer Support

Are you sick of phantom landlords and maintenance requests constantly going unheard? Onerent’s 24/7 support team works round the clock throughout the year, ready and waiting for your call especially when maintenance issues pop up.

Onerent is ever present in your rental journey and its support system makes sure that you have a pleasant experience. No more taking leave from work and money loss due to maintenance issues.

How to Save for a House While Renting - 24/7 Customer Support

12. Save for a House While Renting with Poplar Street 

Onerent’s Poplar Street home savings program gives you 20% of your monthly rent back when you buy a home. Qualified renters who sign up for Poplar Street and lease a property through our leasing platform can build their Poplar Home Savings with each month’s rent payment.

The product provides an alternative way to save money for your future when rents across the country continue to rise. You can use the Poplar Street Home Savings Calculator and find out how soon you can buy your first home.

Thousands of renters in the Bay Area, Seattle, and now Los Angeles easily find their dream homes on Onerent through a simple, renter-friendly experience online at no cost. 


Poplar Street gives 20% of your rent back to help you buy a home.
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Samuel Moses
This content is designed to convey information only. Any information here is not intended to provide legal advice and should not be taken as such. Consider obtaining legal advice from your attorney about any decision or contemplated course of action.

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